Definition of psychrotolerant in English:

psychrotolerant

adjective

Biology
  • Of an organism, especially a bacterium: capable of growing at temperatures close to freezing, but having a higher optimal growth temperature.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The Botanical Gazette. From psychro- + tolerant.

Pronunciation

psychrotolerant

/ˌsʌɪkrəʊˈtɒl(ə)rənt/ /ˌsʌɪkrəʊˈtɒl(ə)r(ə)nt/